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    Judging Righteous Judgement

    The Ford v. Kavanaugh hearing has dominated the news recently, and for good reason.  We don’t want someone who flaunts the law on the US Supreme Court.  It is possible, though, that the reason the charge was brought forth in the first place is not because of any wrong doing, but because of the fear by some panelists that the judge may vote to overturn the Roe V. Wade decision on abortion, among other things. Political agendas should be left out of the proceedings.  However, if there is truth to Dr. Ford’s claim, then President Trump should withdraw his nomination of Kavanaugh.  I haven’t followed all of the hearings, but…

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    In Search of Self

    I’ve written in the past about what and who we are as Christians, but I haven’t until now addressed how to find yourself as an individual Christian in today’s world.  This is an important subject.  This article won’t give a lot of specifics on who exactly you should be, because that is controlled by you as an individual and your relationship with Christ.  However, God knows the plans He has for you, but I’m safe in saying that He isn’t going to tell you what He has planned with a loud voice booming from a cloud.  But He will guide you through the Holy Spirit’s interacting with you. I will…

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    Teen Suicide: Part Two

    Last week’s blog was oriented toward non-Christians, and this week  I address Christians who are thinking of suicide.  I will mention points from last week for those who haven’t read it, but I do suggest that both blogs be read to get a better understanding. First, nothing in last week’s blog or this one minimizes the pain someone feels who is contemplating suicide.  That pain is horrific and it is real, real to the point that 3,000 people a week in the US destroy their bodies in an attempt to stop the suffering.  The point I made last week primarily for non-Christians is that destroying the body doesn’t lead to…

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    The Problem of Teen Sucide, Part One

    Teen suicide is a major problem today, particularly in the United States.  It is the second biggest killer of teens and young adults behind accidents, and most of those are traffic accidents.  In California there were 472 teen suicides in 2015, 371 of them were males and 101 of them were females. Hispanics accounted for 186, whites suicides totaled 181, 53 were Pacific Islanders and 25 were blacks. And that’s just one state. That’s too many suicides of young people who had great potential in life, but mistakenly threw everything away forever.  Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.  Problems in this world can be fixed or dealt…

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    Who is Your Idol

    American Idol was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last Friday for tryouts. They parked their bus, ironically enough, directly in front of the oldest church in the city, in the center of the Old Town district. (Photos of the bus and contestants may be seen on my Facebook pages, The Son-Day Posts and Enchanted Imaging).  Two symbols of idolatry, if I may use that word for the church, together.  One symbol of fleeting, hard to obtain worldly success, and the other of eternal salvation and safety.  The contestants I spoke with were hopeful that they were good enough artists to pass through to the next stage, and ultimately to win this…